Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has taken to Twitter to quash rumours of him leaving the club.

Danish international Agger has lost his place in Brendan Rodgers' starting XI since spending a short period out with injury, as the three central defenders playing - Mamadou Sakho, Kolo Toure and Martin Skrtel - have shown good form.

Agger's struggles to see first-team action again have seen him linked with both Arsenal and Barcelona, the latter of which he was linked with a summer move to also.

But today, the defender took to social networking to send a very clear message to Reds supporters, saying: "Please stop all the tweets about me leaving! I'm not going anywhere! Will be back in the team soon."

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers defended his selection, claiming that the three centre-backs currently in the team were there on merit and that he was a "fair" manager.

"I've always tried to show my fairness with players." he said. "People say 'you don't like this player' or 'you don't like that player' but it's about performance level.

"If you are playing well, you'll play. If you're not, you'll be in and out of the team.

"I've got an international captain sitting on the bench but that's because I like to think I'm fair and if people are playing well they play. Martin [Skrtel] has been outstanding."

The 28-year-old has made five league appearances for the Merseyside club this season and assisted Daniel Sturridge's winner against fierce rivals Manchester United. 

In his five league appearances, the Reds conceded four goals.

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